Approximately 98.5% of the UK population can receive Freeview. You can find out if you’re in that 98.5% by using the Freeview coverage checker.
The Freeview coverage checker gives a good indication of whether you’ll be able to receive Freeview. However, do bear in mind that it is a prediction based on an area 100 square metres around your address. There may be some homes in your area that cannot receive Freeview because of the exact location of the property and other elements of your local geography, such as tall buildings, trees and hills. You may want to borrow a digital box or TV from a friend or neighbour to confirm whether you can get reception at your address.
When you buy a set top box or other equipment, we recommend that you make sure that you can get a refund from your retailer if these local factors prevent you from receiving Freeview. If you don’t already have an aerial then you may need to contact an aerial installer to get a rooftop aerial, which is the best longterm solution. In the short term, if you’re thinking of trying the service with a set top aerial, you may want to take a look at this review of indoor aerials: .